Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards

Costa Mesa High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards


GPA: 4.28

School Activities/Clubs: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation, ROP Emergency Medical Responder, ZOE academy

Community: Mesa Verde Library, Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, part-time job at the Orange County Marketplace

Honors: valedictorian, Balboa Bay Club Scholarship, Mustang Recognition Awards, Principal's Honor Roll, Junior Student of the Month, AP scholar awards

College Plans: UC Irvine, biological sciences major, eventually become an ophthalmologist, general surgeon, dentist or oncologist



GPA: 4.68

School Activities/Clubs: Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club, Magic, the Gathering Club, track and field, cross-country

Community: Costa Mesa High School cross-country fundraising, Costa Mesa Middle School track and field assistant coach, GFHS basketball fundraising

Honors: varsity letter in track and field, three years, varsity cross-country, three years, Scholar Athlete, managing editor

College Plans: Attend the California Institute of Technology, majoring in mathematics



GPA: 4.42

School Activities/Clubs: Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club, Academic Decathlon, National Honor Society, Architecture Construction Engineering (ACE) Program, varsity tennis for four years

Community: Environmental Nature Center, Mesa Verde Library Summer Reading Program, Blind Children's Learning Center

Honors: varsity tennis captain for two years, Scholar Athlete

College Plans: UC Irvine, engineering major



GPA: 4.22

School Activities/Clubs: Key Club, Asian Club, varsity tennis for two years

Community: Vietnamese Youth Group, Community Action Partnership Food Bank, ROP Dental Assistant

Honors: Scholar Athlete

College Plans: UC Irvine, biological sciences major


Estancia High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards


GPA: 4.34

School Activities/Clubs: freshman mentor; National Youth Leadership Forum; National Honors Society; California Scholastic Federation; Key Club; Australia Club; Book Club; Film Club; Spanish Club; ASB; varsity tennis; varsity soccer; junior varsity tennis; junior varsity soccer

Community: Key Club/Kiwanis events; work weekends at IHOP; National Youth Leadership Forum on National Security in Washington, D.C.; "served" as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations; in Australia with the Sister City Exchange Program; Youth in Government Model Legislation and supreme court justice in trial court in Sacramento

Honors: National Honors Society secretary; Key Club pub. officer; Australia Club fundraising officer, student ambassador and pub. officer; Book Club secretary and pub. officer; AP Scholar with Honors; Most Outstanding Student in AP World History and Honors Geometry; Honor Roll; sophomore class treasurer; captain varsity tennis and soccer; All-League second-team honors in or girls' tennis; All-League first-team honors in girls' tennis; MVP varsity tennis; MVP doubles player varsity tennis; varsity tennis Coach's Award; Goal of the Year Award soccer; junior varsity tennis Most Improved Player

College Plans: Has not made college choice but has been accepted at UC San Diego, UCLA, UC Davis, Pepperdine University and Chapman University. Will major in political science



GPA: 4.29

School Activities/Clubs: volleyball; softball; Spanish Club; Film Club; California Scholastic Federation lifetime member; freshman mentor for three years; math tutor

Community: American Red Cross, American Red Cross blood donor, flu and pertussis clinic volunteer; Smile Train fundraising volunteer; volunteer teacher assistant

Honors: Spanish Club president; scholar athlete three years; Math Student of the Month for algebra 2

College Plans: UC Irvine, majoring in biology with plans to enter medical school to become a surgeon



GPA: 4.31

School Activities/Clubs: Australia Exchange; tennis; cross-country; Key Club; Youth and Government; National Honors Society; California Scholastic Federation; Australia Club; Asian Club; drama; CampMED; UCI Global Connect; Mock Trial

Community: peer tutor at Save Our Youth; Key Club; beach clean-up

Honors: Youth and Government historian; Key Club treasurer; Asian Club vice president; Australia Club president; National Honors Society community service chairman; junior varsity cross-country co-captain; AP Scholar with Distinction; Outstanding Math Student in Algebra II and Honors Geometry; Exchange Club Scholarship; scholar athlete; Australia Exchange youth ambassador

College Plans: UC Berkeley, majoring in biology



GPA: 4.30

School Activities/Clubs: varsity and junior varsity tennis; junior varsity softball; Book Club; journalism; National Honors Society; Key Club; Spanish Club

Community: AYSO VIP program; Ronald McDonald House; Project Linus; Orange View Church of Christ

Honors: varsity tennis co-captain; junior varsity softball captain; Book Club president; editor-in-chief of the Talon; front page editor of the Talon; AP Scholar with Honor; Gold Honor Roll; scholar athlete

College Plans: Biola University, majoring in kinesiology, then a master's degree in occupational therapy, to become a licensed occupational therapist.


Back Bay High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards


GPA: 2.50

School Activities/Clubs: Rotary Youth Leadership Camp, ASB, Ambassador Club, Leadership Class, ASB soccer tournaments, Back Bay Men's Rugby League, Best Buddies

Community: Annual Best Buddies Friendship Festival, Special Games (Loyola Marymount University), soup kitchen, OASIS Senior Center, LA marathon, Newport-Mesa Spirit Run

Honors: school board student representative, ASB advisor, Newport Beach Exchange Club Scholarship

College Plans: Orange Coast College, transfer to Loyola Marymount University to play rugby and major in business law.


Early College High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards


GPA: 4.00

School Activities/Clubs: Gardening Club, Mathematical Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club; yearbook; newsletter; International Club (Global Outreach); ASB; National Honors Society

Community: Comprehensive Outdoor Education Program (COEP): junior leader on seven camping treks teaching children outdoor survival skills; Student Conservation Assn.: constructed a multiuse trail over the summer in Wyoming; Cambridge College Academic Program; National Student Leadership Conference; Florida Trashy Student Exhibition - art show entry; student clerk poll worker; California Undersea Voyage Research Trip; National Society of High School Scholars

Honors: MESA treasurer and president; yearbook copy and text editor; newsletter editor; International Club treasurer; ASB treasurer; student board representative; physics class leader; Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizen Award; St. Petersburg Honor Roll; Academic Letters; Principal's Award for Outstanding Achievement Student of the Year and for Educational Achievement Honor Roll; Coastline Community College Honor List; Award for Outstanding Dedication Yearbook; Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club; Student of the Year Physics and Yearbook; Academic Performance Award for Coastline College, Math C170 (pre-calculus)

College Plans: UC Berkeley, majoring in a biological science



GPA: 3.80

School Activities/Clubs: student council; Global Outreach Club; yearbook; journalism; ASB; National Honors Society

Community: church counselor, teacher, teenage representative and music director; Walk for Coastline Community College; ABI (Brain Injury Awareness); Relay for Life; club soccer; Marathon Club

Honors: Global Outreach Club president; ASB president; yearbook layout editor; Honor Roll; Coastline Community College Honor Roll; third place for scripture memorization; AVID Student of the Year; Outstanding Academic Achievement in Color and Design and Music; Outstanding Citizenship in English and Yearbook; Outstanding Dedication in Yearbook and Journalism; Student of the Year in English; President's Award for Educational Achievement; Outstanding Leadership in Student Council; Daughters of the American Revolution

College Plans: Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, majoring in pre-med to become a radiologist


Monte Vista High School Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards


GPA: 3.05

School Activities/Clubs: ASB; Rotary Youth Leadership Award; Tahitian dance; teachers assistant; French; Spanish; performing arts; talent show; art; fundraisers; ROP classes; college courses

Community: volunteering at schools for blind preschoolers, soup kitchen, thrift stores, Salvation Army and various food drives.

Honors: wrote, edited and published our school's very first newspaper; STAR Award; ASB

College Plans: Irvine Valley College then transferring to a four-year university, preferably out of state; majoring in business and dermatology to become a dermatologist.


Orange Coast College Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards


GPA: 3.81

School Activities/Clubs: Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC); College Life Committee vice president; Student Government Executive Board, oversight of Angel Tree; movie nights in the quad; open mic nights; blood drives; Children's Center holiday party; Science Night Barbecue

Community: primary focus has been on intense involvement on campus

Honors: Alpha Gamma Sigma president; ASOCC College Life publicity director; Angel Tree Project co-chair; ASOCC College Life Committee volunteer coordinator; ASOCC Volunteer Team co-founder

College Plans: accepted to UCLA, UC Irvine and Cal State Long Beach, have yet to make a final decision for fall transfer



GPA: 4.00

School Activities/Clubs: Student Senate president; Associated Students of Orange Coast College (ASOCC); Revenue Committee; ASOCC Master Agreement Committee; Student Senate Election Committee; Instructional Planning Council, student representative

Community: California Community College Student Activities Assn. annual conference; Student Senate of California Community Colleges General Assembly; primary focus has been on intense involvement on campus

Honors: Presentations to Coast Community College District Board of Trustees; Chess Club co-founder and vice president

College Plans: Will be staying at Orange Coast College one more year in as student trustee for the Coast Community College District, representing and advocating for about 50,000 students.


Vanguard University Les Miller Outstanding Student Awards


GPA: 3.50

School Activities/Clubs: Student Government Assn. female facilities rep representative for Laguna Hall; Entourage team member; Spiritual Formation Department student campus pastor; student Homeless Ministry coordinator; student chapel speaker

Community: Vanguard University City Serve; junior high leader at Seaside Community Church; America Reads afterschool program; Assemblies of God District Youth Convention Entourage/exhibitor; Elderly Ministry Local Outreach; San Francisco Spring Break Missions Trip; Hands Across the Border Missions Trip Ensenada, Mexico; assistant children's director at His Place Church; assistant youth pastor His Place Church

Honors: Academic Honors List Spring; Provost Academic Scholarship; Assemblies of God Student Leadership Conference student representative; James L. Stamps Scholarship for Religion Majors

Future Plans: attend grad school, majoring in leadership studies and as youth pastor at His Place Church in Westminster. One day I hope to be a senior pastor or university campus pastor



GPA: 3.75

School Activities/Clubs: Student Government Assn.: president, 2010-12, legislation and finance vice president, 2009-10, freshmen class president, 2008-09; student academic affairs, legislation, finance and elections chairman; Vanguard University Archives oral historian

Community: 2009 Hurricane Ike relief trip, Galveston, Texas; City Serve volunteer; Costa Mesa homeless outreach; 2011 summer internship with the United States House Committee on Ways & Means; Caribbean outreach trip

Honors: Presidential Academic Scholarship; Academic Honors List; Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honor society; Phi Alpha Theta, national history honor society; history and political science department student leader; paper presenter at the 2010 Conference on Faith and History; history and political science department research assistant; Intro to United States Government teaching assistant; student representative to Assemblies of God Student Leadership Conference, the National Conference on Ethics in America and AIPAC Policy Conference; human trafficking presentation made at Huntington Beach High School; undergraduate student commencement speaker

Future Plans: applied for the Capital Fellows Program in Sacramento and waiting to hear decision; hopes to enter law school or a pursue a master's in public policy program on the East Coast within a year or two. Hopes to do something involving advocacy on behalf of others.


Costa Mesa High School's Top 5%


GPA: n/a

School Activities/Clubs: Business Academy; Business Plan Competition; National Honors Society; Make-A-Wish Club; American Red Cross; Student Nutrition Advocacy Club; Latino Culture Club; Costa Mesa Chamber of Commerce business internship; junior varsity softball

Community: Girls Inc. of Orange County; ROP Careers with Children Internship; Hispanas Organized for Political Equality; Summer Associate Girls Inc. Externship at Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP

Honors: 2012 Girls Inc. National Scholar; chief financial officer of Abeille as part of Virtual Enterprise; co-president of Make-A-Wish Club; secretary of American Red Cross Club

College Plans: UC Irvine, business administration



GPA: 4.18

School Activities/Clubs: Mr. And Ms. Mesa 2012; Talent Show 2009; all 2011 and 2012 rallies

Community: Costa Mesa Public Library Youth Summer Program volunteer; attended a number of UC Irvine Distinguished Lecture Series; completed 21 units at Golden West and Coastline Community colleges

Honors: ASB technology commissioner; vice president of Magic, the Gathering Club; secretary of Gamers' Club; Orange Coast College Children's Center Key Club Committee member

College Plans: UC Irvine, majoring in computer game science



GPA: 4.02

School Activities/Clubs: varsity cheer; ASB; yearbook; School Site Council; drama; freshmen mentoring

Community: 500+ hours of community service for organizations including Race for the Cure, Blind Children's Learning Center and CMU

Honors: three varsity cheer letters; ASB rally coordinator; yearbook editor

College Plans: UC Santa Barbara with a double major in political science with a focus on public policy and environmental studies



GPA: 4.00

School Activities/Clubs: cheer; 2011 Girls State delegate; ASB; Virtual Enterprise; Business Academy; National Honor Society; Costa Mesa Chamber of commerce internship; internship with Demler, Armstrong & Rowland LLP; Fellowship of Christian Athletes

Community: sales associate at Vans; volunteer for Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure; volunteer for city of Costa Mesa

Honors: Three-year varsity cheerleader; junior varsity cheer co-captain 2008-09, vice president of marketing for the Great Park Wildlife Center as part of Virtual Enterprise; activities commissioner for ASB

College Plans: UC Santa Barbara, majoring in political science/pre-law



GPA: 4.08

School Activities/Clubs: journalism; virtual enterprise; Key Club; drama; Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club; Academic Decathlon; CST API Boost Committee; cross-country; track and field; tennis

Community: Kiwanis and Circle K community service projects

Honors: journalism editor-in-chief; second place National Business Plan team; Key Club president; Exchange Club's Youth of the Year; Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizenship Award; Academic Decathlon secretary; varsity cross-country; Boys State runner-Up

College Plans: UC Berkeley, majoring in business administration



GPA: 4.07

School Activities/Clubs: softball; freshman mentor program; Environmental and Marine Academy; California Scholarship Federation; National Honors Society; Virtual Enterprise

Community: Costa Mesa Public Library volunteer; Costa Mesa High School girls' basketball tournament, Costa Mesa High School girls' softball tournament; St. Joachim Catholic Church; Irvine Lake Mud Run; YMCA

Honors: captain varsity softball; accounting department director, Virtual Enterprise; California Scholarship Federation; National Honors Society; Principal's Honor Roll for seven semesters

College Plans: San Diego State University, majoring in criminal justice to become a detective



GPA: 3.89

School Activities/Clubs: ASB, varsity cheer; drama; Madrigals Choir; Cappies; National Honors Society; Pink Ribbon

Community: Youth Worship leader at Harbor Trinity Church; Race for the Cure; Los Angeles Mission Thanksgiving and Christmas

Honors: ASB president; cheer captain; lead in fall play; lead Cappie; Pink Ribbon Club president

College Plans: Pepperdine University, majoring in public relations



GPA: 3.99

School Activities/Clubs: Business Academy; Environmental and Marine Academy; ASB; Fellowship of Christian Athletes; Academic Decathlon; Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club; drama

Community: Children's Ministries director at Harbor Christian Fellowship; Youth Group at Harbor Trinity Church and Echo Church; Newport Bay Conservancy internship; Guerilla Beekeeping internship

Honors: cross-country letterman and captain, eighth grade to senior year; track letterman and captain, freshman to senior year; Girls' State runner up; fifth place National Business Plan, chief executive; Exchange Club Scholarship; Most Valuable Runner cross-country, 2011; Environmental and Marine Academy president; ASB technology commissioner; Fellowship of Christian Athletes vice president; Academic Decathlon president; MESA president

College Plans: George Mason University, majoring in environmental sustainability and environmental science with a focus on aquatics.



GPA: 3.91

School Activities/Clubs: varsity cheer; National Honors Society

Community: 24-hour Cancer Dance-a-thon volunteer; Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure; Meals on Wheels

Honors: varsity cheer 2009-2012; California Scholarship Federation

College Plans: University of Maryland - College Park, majoring in civil engineering



GPA: 3.92

School Activities/Clubs: Mr. & Ms. Mesa competition; Math Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Club; Magic Club; Academic Decathlon; journalism

Community: assisted with transporting band equipment

Honors: Editor for my school's online publication, the Equestrian; Men of Mystery Certificate of Recognition

College Plans: Academy of Art University, San Francisco, majoring in illustration, hoping to pursue an artistic career or as an editor or some type of publication.



GPA: 4.20

School Activities/Clubs: varsity cheer; drama; yearbook; Virtual Enterprise; Environmental and Marine Academy; ZOE Academy; National Honor Society

Community: Saint Joseph Ballet dancer; Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure; Blind Children's Learning Center; Meals on Wheels

Honors: cheer captain; yearbook editor-in-chief; human resources vice president in Virtual Enterprise

College Plans: UCLA or Boston University, as a pre-med major



GPA: 4.20

School Activities/Clubs: water polo; swim team; National Honors Society; journalism; ASB; Virtual Enterprise

Community: business manager, Guerilla Beekeeping; Boy Scouts of America; class president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Honors: field manager for Virtual Enterprise Business Plan team; guest columnist; senior class ASB secretary; National Honors Society secretary

College Plans: Clark University, Boston, Mass., majoring in environmental studies with an emphasis in agriculture and beekeeping



GPA: n/a

School Activities/Clubs: choir; softball; Virtual Enterprise; journalism

Community: Vacation Bible School, Youth Group

Honors: public relations vice president for Virtual Enterprise; first place in Venture Capital for Virtual Enterprise; editor-in-chief of Pegasus; softball team captain; English Medallion; district honor choir

College Plans: Biola University, undecided


Estancia High School Top 5%


GPA: 4.16

School Activities/Clubs: Key Club; Book Club; Toms Club; water polo

Community: Volunteered at the soup kitchen and the Mesa Verde Library

Honors: N/A

College Plans: Undetermined college as yet, majoring in bioengineering with a minor in business



GPA: 4.1

School Activities/Clubs: varsity swim; junior varsity water polo; tumbler for varsity cheer; varsity football coach's assistant; freshman mentor

Community: level 10 gymnast; Girl Scouts; registrar of voters volunteer; Rose Parade volunteer

Honors: scholar athlete; Norman Stillwell Award; Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award

College Plans: Boise State University, majoring in business and competing on the gymnastics team



GPA: 4.21

School Activities/Clubs: varsity volleyball; varsity swimming; varsity cheerleading; Key Club; Film Club; Invisible Children Club; Environmental Awareness Club; ASB; Best Buddies Club; freshman mentor; California Scholarship Federation

Community: club volleyball; Costa Mesa United's Mesa Verde Classic; Torelli Snow Day; California Elementary School Jog-a-Thon

Honors: varsity letters in volleyball, cheerleading and swimming; captain of the volleyball team; scholar athlete; Invisible Children Club founder and president; Key Club vice president; Best Buddies Club treasurer; Distinguished Young Woman of Costa Mesa (formerly California's Junior Miss)

College Plans: UC Santa Barbara, majoring in pre-communications



GPA: 4.28

School Activities/Clubs: yearbook; Film Club; Key Club; Spanish Club; swim team

Community: barrel racing

Honors: editor of yearbook, Spanish Club secretary

College Plans: Deciding between USC, Boston University and UC Santa Barbara



GPA: 4.17

School Activities/Clubs: varsity volleyball; production drama; National Honors Society, California Scholarship Federation; ASB; Debate Club; Model United Nations; freshman mentor; Tutor Corp.; PTSA student member; talent show

Community: Boys State delegate; volunteer at Mesa Verde United Methodist Church annual Vacation Bible School; cast member "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown," Attic Community Theater; math tutor; Ohana Club Volleyball

Honors: varsity letter volleyball; captain volleyball; AP Scholar with Honor; Honor Roll; scholar athlete; production drama vice president; ASB spirit leader; Debate Club co-founder and co-president; talent show first place; California Educational Theatre Assn. Southern Region Certificates of Merit; best actor; best supporting actor

College Plans: UC Berkeley, majoring in political science



GPA: 4.20

School Activities/Clubs: freshman basketball; varsity football; Australian Club; Australian Exchange Program

Community: Estancia High School football volunteer; Sierra Service Project; church youth group

Honors: Australian Club vice president; varsity football; Australian ambassador; Gold Honor Roll; AP World History Student of the Year

College Plans: Undecided on college, majoring in biology or political science



GPA: 4.20

School Activities/Clubs: Youth and Government; Model United Nations; Key Club; Toms Club; Film Club; Australia Club; Spanish Club; Debate Club; varsity girls' golf; varsity girls' water polo; girls' swim team

Community: About 400 hours of community service for AYSO where I coached and refereed soccer games for children and volunteered for Costa Mesa National Little League by running the snack bar

Honors: athletic letters in girls' golf and water polo; captain of girls' golf team; all-league second-team honors in girls' golf in 2010, first-team honors in 2011, champion team 2010 and 11; Coaches Award; third place all-league 2011; eighth place all-league 2010; 11th place all-league 2009; United K Service Award; offered the Deans Scholarship from Chapman University and Non-Residents Dean Scholarship for University of Oregon; Debate Club founder; Model United Nations Club founder; Youth and Government and Key Club secretary, Spanish Club president from 2008-09 and treasurer from 2010-12; Toms Club president

College Plans: Major in political science at a college yet to be decided



GPA: 4.00

School Activities/Clubs: football, tennis, water polo, swim, girls' water polo team statistician, Youth and Government; school band

Community: Teen Community Response Team (CERT); Red Cross-certified lifeguard; Mammoth Mountain ski instructor and ski team

Honors: Youth and Government delegation president; Boys State delegate; Daughters of the American Revolution Citizenship Award; senior mentor; ASB, junior class treasurer; varsity water polo team captain; All-League second-team honors in water polo; scholar athlete; Far West Masters Scholarship; Far West Academic Ski Team; Mammoth Ski and Snowboard Education Foundation Elite Ski Team

College Plans: Either UC Santa Cruz or San Diego State University, majoring in biology or neuroengineering eventually to design prosthetics that utilize brain activity



GPA: 4.38

School Activities/Clubs: Kiwanis Club; Film Club; Spanish Club; Australia Club; Sister City Exchange with Melbourne, Australia; varsity volleyball; California Scholarship Federation; honors and AP classes; mentor program; algebra tutor 2012

Community: Rose Parade float building; Smile Train fundraising; Boys & Girls Club; Costa Mesa soup kitchen; TeWinkle special needs program volunteer; Costa Mesa clean-up; Costa Mesa beach clean-up; Costa Mesa Community Run; Costa Mesa Concerts in the Park; clean-up at Orange Coast College; TeWinkle Annual Fair volunteer, Adams Elementary School's Country Fair; fireworks booth for volleyball and football

Honors: captain varsity volleyball; Key Club publicist; Spanish Club vice president; Australia Club fundraising coordinator; District Youth of the Year Scholarship; United K Service Award; scholar athlete ; Varsity Athlete Award; Lady Eagle Award; Varsity Captain Award; Youth Ambassador/Exchange Student Award; 170 community service hours; Outstanding Math Student of the Year for trigonometry; Student of the Quarter; Honor Roll

College Plans: Cal State Fullerton or UC Irvine, majoring in nursing, eventually earning a master's degree to become a physician's assistant



GPA: 4.20

School Activities/Clubs: yearbook; Key Club; H.U.G. Club; Puente Club; California Scholarship Federation; National Honors Society

Community: Victoria Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center volunteer; Costa Mesa Animal Hospital volunteer; Save Our Youth (SOY); Girls Inc.- College Bound, Walk Out of Poverty

Honors: yearbook lead editor; Gold Honor Roll for 4.0 and higher GPA

College Plans: San Diego State University, majoring in psychology, eventually earning a doctorate



GPA: 4.28

School Activities/Clubs: football, swim, water polo, tennis, golf, Key Club, California Scholarship Federation; Spanish Club; freshman mentor; math tutor

Community: Volunteered with Boys & Girls Club, Costa Mesa Community Run, charity golf tournaments, concerts in the park, Rose Parade, Someone Cares Soup Kitchen

Honors: Honor Roll; scholar athlete; Most Improved junior varsity golf; star student - ROP Fire Science; lettered in varsity swim and varsity golf

College Plans: California Poly Pomona, majoring in mechanical engineering



GPA: 4.20

School Activities/Clubs: Early Academic Outreach Program, California Scholarship Federation

Community: N/A

Honors: Gold Honor Roll; AP Scholar

College Plans: Undecided on which college but will major in biology or physics


Costa Mesa United Scholarship

Estancia High School

Christina Brown

Sports: Soccer and tennis at Estancia High School, AYSO and AYSO APP

GPA: 4.34

Activities: Key Club president; Australian Exchange Program; freshman mentor

College: UCLA


Jake Knapp

Sports: Golf at Estancia High School

GPA: 3.1

Activities: ASB

College: UCLA


Costa Mesa High School

Trace Curet

Sports: football and baseball at Costa Mesa High School , Costa Mesa American Little League, Pony, Costa Mesa recreation basketball, AYSO and Pop Warner

GPA: 3.59

Community: volunteers at numerous community events, mentor youth athletes,

Activities: Business Academy

College: Chapman University


Brooke Wanbaugh

Sports: cheer squad at Costa Mesa High School, AYSO, Costa Mesa Little League, Costa Mesa recreation basketball and Pop Warner Cheer

GPA: 4.2

Activities: ASB; yearbook editor

Community: more than 300 hours of recorded community service

College: UC Santa Barbara


Athletes of the Year: Orange Coast College



Andrew won the 2012 Orange Empire Conference Decathlon Championship, scoring 6,480 points, which is sixth all time at Orange Coast College. He has qualified for the So Cal Championships, which were April 10 and 11. He is ranked No. 1 in the state. A top six finish will qualify him for the State Championships May 18 and 19.




Jessica was 1st team all-Orange Empire Conference, team MVP and team captain in women's soccer. She was part of a record 15 shut-out games as a defender and scored the game-winning goal to upset the No. 1 team in the nation — Cerritos College — 1-0 in the first round of the playoffs. Jessica helped the Pirates advance to the State Elite Eight as the last-qualifying school (No. 16 seed).


Athletes of the Year: Vanguard University



Chris Raybon, a native of Winnfield, La., transferred to Vanguard from Mira Costa College. As a starting guard for the Lions, his senior season was his most successful, guiding the Lions to 15 wins, the most since 2007-08. Raybon led his team with total points (467), averaging 16.2 per game, total free throws (119) and total field goals (148), while placing second for the Lions in assists, steals and free throw percentage. Six times he scored 20 points or more, and once he surpassed the 30-point mark. Playing in one of the toughest conferences in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, Raybon was second among Golden State Athletic Conference players in scoring, sixth in assists per game and free throw percentage, and eighth in assist to turnover ratio. His overall performance has helped earn Raybon All-GSAC honors. Leading his team to the playoffs for the first time since 2007-08, Raybon was also recognized as an NAIA All-America Honorable Mention selection. Raybon has also been successful in the classroom and is a senior business major at Vanguard.




Gabriela Bergmanova is Vanguard's Female Athlete of the Year for the second time in her three-year career at Vanguard, having shared the honor in 2010-11. A native of Czech Republic, Bergmanova is a second-year team captain on VU's nationally ranked women's tennis team, VU's No. 1 singles player for the past three seasons, and an All-Golden State Athletic Conference and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics First-Team All-America player. She will most likely repeat those honors again at the end of this season. Ranked individually by the Intercollegiate Tennis Assn., Bergmanova was the No. 1-ranked female player in the NAIA in 2010 and No. 7 in 2011. In 2012, she is still undefeated in singles action at 16-0 and is No. 3 in the ITA/NAIA rankings. In three seasons as a Lion, she has combined for a 40-10 doubles record and has out-dueled her singles opponents 40-7 overall. Bergmanova will be irreplaceable on the Lion roster after she graduates with a degree in international business in 2012. She also carries more than a 3.7 GPA in the classroom and will earn her second GSAC and NAIA Scholar-Athlete awards this spring as well. She plans to seek a job in the world of business.

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